Judges: A Public Canon for Public Theology

Richard D. Nelson

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 10/1/2009

Issue: Canon (Vol. 29, No 4, Fall, 2009)

Reading the story of Gideon for insights into the kind of values displayed by the character of the participants in the drama can draw the account into the public arena, making it available for a public audience (not just believers) to consider and evaluate notions of leadership applicable to the present as well as the past.

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